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Secret Bay

Ross Boulevard | Portsmouth 00109-8000  [SEE MAP]Portsmouth  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Secret Bay's secret may be out: recent guests (as well as major travel publications) have been raving about this resort's pristine beaches and excellent customer service — not to mention its secluded and romantic digs. Built from sustainable timber, Secret Bay's modern, air-conditioned villas and bungalows on Dominica's northwest coast have fully-equipped kitchens and outdoor showers, and their floor-to-ceiling windows provide treetop views of the surrounding rainforest. If you can bear to leave your room, Secret Bay features various outdoor pursuits — from hikes through a mangrove forest to snorkeling off Tibay Beach. Plus, you can chill out after a rigorous day with a round of yoga on the beach or head back to your bungalow for some grilled shrimp or yam pie, made by a personal chef right in your own kitchen.
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 6 rooms
Primary View
Bay, River, Mountain(s), Ocean
Best For
Couples, Families


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Critic Reviews



Each villa is unique; three have its own private pool, and the other has an indoor/outdoor living room and private hot tub. One-bedroom bungalows have two levels. The Source Shack, an activities and refreshment center, is on the beach.

Travel + Leisure


Vivas’s design balances elegance and eco-friendliness as stylishly as any resort I’ve seen: six hillside and hilltop villas harken to Bali and Japan, with their hip-and-gable roofs, glowing hardwoods, and open-sided pavilions. The standout villa, Zabuco 1, perches at the edge of a 110-foot cliff, with front-row views over the sea to Guadeloupe.


There's no on-site restaurant at Secret Bay, but each bungalow and villa has a top-tier kitchen where you can experiment with guava and pineapples plucked from the trees outside, seasoned with the lemongrass and bay leaves growing nearby and perhaps served with whatever fresh fish the staff plucks from the sea. Or the hotel will arrange for a personal chef to cook up two meals a day (like rich grilled lobster with yam pie, or fish curry with pumpkin rice).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 547 have reviewed the Secret Bay, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 547 reviews 5.0 (based on 547 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The bungalows and villas at the eco-friendly Secret Bay are built from Guyanese Greenheart and feature locally crafted Red Cedar furniture and outdoor showers. Each of the six villas and bungalows—including two-level tree houses—feature modern amenities including fully equipped gourmet kitchens, air conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi, cable television and an audiovisual system with an iPod dock, a loaner Kindle with books, games and daily newspaper access. Three of the villas, popular with honeymooners, feature private plunge pools. All rates for the minimum stay of five nights include the use of mountain bikes, snorkel gear and kayaks, airport transfers, cooking service and a welcome dinner.
  • Stays of a month or longer include airport transfers, a welcome dinner, a gourmet chef’s basket, a full day tour and a private yoga class
  • Zabuco Honeymoon Villa is closest to the beach and the Souce Shack

Standard room sizevaries square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The secluded boutique resort, Secret Bay, is located on the northwest coast of Dominica, bordered by the Cario River and with access to both Tibay Beach and Secret Beach. The six eco-friendly bungalows and villas nestled in the forest are spread over a cliff top for privacy and feature spectacular views of Caribbean Sea and mountain rainforests. Although there is nothing within walking distance of the resort, guests who want to explore the area can arrange for a rental car or private driver through the concierge and the town of Portsmouth in just a 10-minute drive from the complex. Guests must fly in from neighboring islands to the main airport near Marigot or use the Ferry L’Express des Iles.
  • Car rental and private drivers available
  • Groceries and sundries available at resort
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Each of the bungalows and villas at Secret Bay feature fully equipped gourmet kitchens and the resort will assist guests in sourcing the best local produce on the grounds including guava, pineapple, breadfruit, coconut and herbs and nearby daily markets provide an array of local ingredients. The resort’s cooking service (for up to two meals a day) is available to all guests and the Souce Shack serves drinks, juices and snacks. Gourmet food baskets are also offered for an additional fee (included in some package rates). The resort also offers complimentary cooking classes for guests in the privacy of their villa or bungalow.
  • Food cost not included in cooking service
  • Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options offered
  • Local restaurants in Portsmouth

Number of restaurants0

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Due to the adult atmosphere and remote location of Secret Bay, only children over the age of 12 are welcome and must be supervised at all times. The family and friends package includes accommodations in the two-bedroom Zing Zang Villa featuring a private garden Jacuzzi, a 3-hour nature tour, a 3-hour snorkeling tour, a day tour of the island, a sunset barbeque, passes to the national park and an organic food basket.
  • No swimming pool
  • No children’s menu
  • Children under 12 only allowed with resort buyout
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


no meetng facilities

    Number of meeting rooms0

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    With only six villas and bungalows, Secret Bay can only accommodate small weddings for up to five guests or, with a total resort buyout, the resort can accommodate a total of 14 people.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity5

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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